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Family law cases can often be contentious with one or both parties trying to tarnish their spouse’s reputation in order to win the case. Sometimes, one side threatens to file a Motion for Contempt against the other. What is contempt in divorce or separation cases? Contempt is a serious issue in family law cases. Contempt…

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alienation of affection

You’ve just found out your spouse cheated on you while you were married. What’s your next step? While most states have done away with this common law tort, North Carolina is one of the few states that still recognizes alienation of affection and other heart balm actions. Alienation of Affection allows a spouse to sue…

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Missy Foard on NC Divorce Info podcast for Child Custody in NC

Child custody and visitation cases in North Carolina can be quite complicated. There are several questions we hear from Family Law clients in Charlotte around these topics. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions, and they were also addressed in Missy’s recent guest appearance on the NC Divorce Info podcast. Before there is…

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During a time you’re likely feeling stressed and overwhelmed, it can be helpful and reassuring to know what your next step is. That’s the goal of our initial family law consultation in Charlotte. This consultation time begins your family law case. During this time, you will get the opportunity to meet with the attorney, as well as…

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After your initial family law consultation with the team, you might find yourself thinking What’s Next? At your initial consult, we will go over your case and talk about a case plan and you will be given homework. Managing Emotions After Your First Consultation The initial consult can be understandably overwhelming for a new client. In…

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divorce

Movies, books, and TV shows often portray a glamorous, or at least normalized, view of spying on one’s spouse – using listening devices, installing spy software, going through a spouse’s phone or computer, hacking email, etc. often seem to be the first step someone takes when suspicious of spousal activities. This portrayal may leave you…

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Heart Balm Actions in North Carolina Divorce

Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation are civil claims that can be filed in North Carolina and a limited number of other states.  Otherwise known as “heart balm” actions, these claims are often filed together against a third party actor, who engages in conduct that jeopardizes the marital unit.   These claims have come under…

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Stepparent Custody Rights in NC

Oftentimes, stepparents and stepchildren have a close relationship in which the stepparent acts as a parent and participates equally with the natural parent in the financial and emotional support, guidance, and decision making regarding the stepchildren. So what happens if the stepparent and natural parent divorce? Does the stepparent have a right to ask for…

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Divorce Statistics in NC Infographic

North Carolina is not in the top ten states with the lowest divorce rates, nor the top ten with the highest divorce rates. However, if you’re considering divorce in NC, it is sometimes helpful to know more about the numbers to put your situation in perspective. The infographic below highlights some key statistics with the…

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